|This is Doug's amazing mother! She is also a nurse.|
Everyone, including us, is asking when he will get out of here...WE wish we knew! He is still relying heavily on the IV for liquids and the bed that moves up and down. This helps so he doesn't have to use those tummy muscles that have been sliced! It has been touch and go since the surgery... He isn't recovering quite like they were hoping but guaranteed we will be out of here by next month. haha
Today is a pretty rough day. Doug has a fever of 102.8 and is feeling awful. They just drew his blood to see if it is systemic or more flu like. Doug's immune system is weak already so this isn't the best news! They say this will set us back a few days. Darn it:( They are just getting ready to take him in for a chest x-ray. The great news is we got his pathology reports back yesterday. His cancer is stage 2! YEA!!! They took 32 lymph nodes and all of them came back clean. Can you believe that. This is such a miracle. With the size of his tumor and the fact that it had grown into the muscle wall this is nothing short of miraculous! Thank you to EVERYONE that is praying for us! We can not thank you all enough.
|The kids have LOVED coming a visiting Doug. Ethan wants to know how every button works and where every tube is attached. The nurse asked him what he wants to be when he grows up and he said, "everything my daddy is!"|
Doug has to ambulate (walk) 4 times a day. Our good friend Eric Dodd gave him a hand Sunday.
|Doug in his "man dress"... that is what he calls his robe. When Ethan got it for him at Christmas he said he would never wear it..Man is he grateful he has had it now! It covers up the 'full moon' as he walks down the hall!|